BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Corrections plans to increase over the Internet diagnosis and treatment by nearly 600 percent.
Corrections is rushing to sign a state contract to provide 17,000 annual tele-med check-ups to thousands of inmates.
Deputy Secretary Thomas Bickham said the department was caught... more »
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - An Alabama legislator says a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV. State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy. The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a... more »
Some drugs used to treat high blood pressure could increase your risk of cancer.
Currently, there are seven drugs approved by the FDA to treat high blood pressure. Three of the seven drugs were tested in the study. More than 80 percent of people tested were on a drug... more »
The post-earthquake aid effort in Haiti is taking its toll on medical supplies. Basic medical supplies such as antibiotics and painkillers are running dangerously low at some quake-devastated hospitals and clinics. It's alarming to doctors who are struggling to keep up with demand. The deputy head of the U.N. peacekeeping... more »
A janitor with the Lake After Hours on Perkins Road was arrested for stealing medicine from an adjoining doctor’s office. Police say Jorge Alvarez was caught on surveillance video five times stealing medicine from doctors’ offices. The surveillance camera was installed after an office employee noticed at least $300 worth... more »